Wednesday, January 7, 2009

14 times…

by Meghann on January 7, 2009

That’s how many times I had to visit the ladies room today!

When I’m sick I always feel better when I’m hydrated, so I have been chugging my water bottle and hot tea all through out the day. Unfortunately, my little bladder can’t take the nonstop water and I think I was in the restroom more then I was at my desk. Oh well.

At the points I was at my desk I did manage to snack on a Kashi Pumpkin Spice Bar.


Lunch today was my attempt to be creative with left overs. I took the other half of the Butternut Squash fries I made yesterday and instead of having them as fries again, I put them in a yummy sandwich.


I had two pieces of Whole Wheat Bread, the Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese and Spinach that I pressed in the George Foreman. It was GOOOOODDDDDD!!!!! I HIGHLY suggest trying this combo!

On the side I also had some left over Pecan Rice from over the weekend…


…an Orange to get some much needed Vitamin C


…and a couple of Hazelnut German Chocolates to help me feel better.


32 oz of water and a couple of restroom trips later I snacked on a bag of 100 calorie Kettle Popcorn.


For dinner I was craving comfort food and what better comfort food is there when you’re sick then Chicken Noodle Soup? I decided to do a twist on the classic soup and came up with a wonderful veggie version.


Chickpea Noodle Soup

  • 1 Can of Chickpeas
  • 1 Can of Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Can of Water
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • 2 Handfuls of Spinach
  • Whole Wheat No-Yolk Egg Noodles
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • S&P

In a large pan sautee the onion, carrots, garlic and mushrooms over medium high heat. Drain the can of chickpeas and add them to the mixture to add a little color. Add the vegetables broth and diced tomatoes to top. Bring to a boil then drop in the noodles. Let the soup simmer for 15 minutes and add the spinach and simmer for 5 more minutes. Season to taste.


With the soup I made a batch of Erica’s Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread. I halved the recipe and made drop biscuits instead of a loaf of bread. They came out so tasty I wanted another one, but instead of just eating another biscuit I decided to incorporate it in my dessert.


I made my absolute favorite dessert, Strawberry Short Cake. Atop the biscuit I had 4 chopped strawberries and a dollop of Fat Free Cool Whip. AMAZING!

I had a pretty great day of eats if I do say so myself. Now hopefully these yummy eats will help me feel better. Thank you for all of you Get Well Soons, I’m wishing the same thing!

Good night!

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